Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 20, 2008

                           ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         Delaware                     1-10026                    14-0462060
(State or other jurisdiction        (Commission               (I.R.S. Employer
     of incorporation)              File Number)             Identification No.)

                      1373 Broadway, Albany, New York 12204
               (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code (518) 445-2200

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.

Albany International Corp. (the "Company") issued a news release on November 20,
2008 announcing the intention of its subsidiary, Wurttembergische Filztuchfabrik
D. Geschmay GmbH ("WFG") to consolidate manufacturing operations at its paper
machine clothing manufacturing operations in Goppingen, Germany.

The consolidation is subject to local law, as well as to consultation with
employee works councils. The consolidation could affect up to 110 employees.

Works council discussions are expected to begin shortly. Until they are
concluded, the Company is unable reasonably to estimate the costs that it would
expect to incur in connection with this intended action. The Company will
disclose the amount, type and timing of any such costs promptly after they are

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

99.1 News Release dated November 20, 2008.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                           ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.

                                         By: /s/ Michael C. Nahl
                                             Name: Michael C. Nahl
                                             Title: Executive Vice President and
                                                    Chief Financial Officer

      Date: November 20, 2008

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.       Description
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   99.1           News Release dated November 20, 2008